ES: Music City: Michelle Theriault preview

Team GLOCK Racing Looking For Platinum Performance In Nashville "Female Sensation Hopes Testing Pays Dividends Sunday Night" NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 18, 2007) - - As the NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) marches into Music City this weekend, ...

Team GLOCK Racing Looking For Platinum Performance In Nashville
"Female Sensation Hopes Testing Pays Dividends Sunday Night"

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 18, 2007) - - As the NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) marches into Music City this weekend, Michelle Theriault, driver of the No. 37 GLOCK, Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS heads to the Motor City Motorplex with some unfinished business and extra determination.

Last weekend at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut, Theriault had her third top-10 finish of the season in the books. However, an unforeseen incident on the last lap approaching the checkered flag shattered her finish and bruised her patience giving the NBES rookie a reason to hold no mercy while planning to record her career best finish Sunday night.

"The race last Saturday night was tough to swallow. Very tough. The good news is that we walked out of the race track very competitive and in contention despite not having a finish to show for it. I'm heading into Nashville with the same mind-set and I feel that we can finish what we started on Sunday night," offered Theriault.

Michelle has never had the pleasure to tackle The Motor City Motorplex or originally hailed as the Nashville Fairgrounds. She recently tested at the downtown Nashville track with her Spraker Racing Enterprises team. She admits she was thankful for the practice and of course, her extra miles around the 596-mile paved oval facility should pay off in this inaugural event held for the NBES.

"Nashville reminds me a lot of Thompson (last weekend's event), which is a good thing, because I really enjoyed racing there. The only major difference though is that Nashville tends to eat away at the tires, but we've proven that we're strong on older tires, so Nashville fits into my driving style perfectly," Theriault explained.

Theriault has experienced the highs and lows that any rookie driver faces with her first full season of NASCAR Busch East Series competition. As the NBES season begins to slowly reach over the halfway mark, Theriault knows she wants to be in the spotlight by seasons end.

"It's been great competing in the NASCAR Busch East Series," said Theriault, 21. "The officials, drivers and other teams have been extremely helpful and made us feel welcome. We've brought a brand new sponsor (GLOCK, Inc.) into NASCAR and I couldn't be prouder to represent a company of such magnitude. Jeff Spraker and his bunch are probably the hardest working group anywhere around. They love to race. They have the desire to win. I'm lucky to have them on my side. Hopefully we can have everything go our way Sunday night and give the guys something to really celebrate about."

Following the NASCAR Busch East Series race on Sunday, Theriault will spend Monday doing some consulting with her team and relaxing before heading to Lebanon, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 24th to test her No. 37 GLOCK, Inc. ARCA RE/MAX Series automobile at Nashville Superspeedway in preparation for the TOYOTA ARCA 150 at the 1.333-mile speed plant next month.

While Theriault is excited about playing "double duty" of sorts in Nashville, she hasn't forgotten she has a goal to rumble her way into the top-10 championship standings. Because of the unjust finish last weekend, Theriault slipped to 15th overall just three points from overtaking Eric Holmes for the 14th spot. 78 markers separate Theriault from joining the elite top-10 group.

"Points are still a big picture for us," she mentioned. "Realistically, we should be sitting comfortably in the top-10, but some misfortune has kept us from that spotlight. As a team we hope we've paid our dues and we can accelerate forward the rest of the year."

Stephanie Plumecocq, Director of Marketing & Advertising for GLOCK, Inc. offered, "We are excited about all the Marketing opportunities we have had with Team GLOCK Racing, Michelle Theriault and Spraker Racing. We look forward to a great race in Nashville, especially since Metro Nashville Police Department currently issue about 1400 GLOCK's. We wish the entire team the best!"

-credit: MichelleTheriault.com

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Eric Holmes , Jeff Spraker , Michelle Theriault